The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within Sophos PLC.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sophos
Rank 249 249 272
Rank change year-on-year
0 +23
Permanent jobs citing Sophos 4 7 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.051% 0.096% 0.067%
As % of the Vendors category 0.11% 0.19% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 6
Average salary £21,500 £30,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.33% -15.49%
UK excluding London average salary £26,500 £35,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-24.28% -7.89%
Sophos
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Vendors Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
3682 3602 4274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 46.60% 49.32% 48.01%
Number of salaries quoted 3030 3058 3625
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,050 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Sophos across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Sophos
Salary Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Sophos across the East of England region.

Sophos Salary Trend in the East of England

Sophos
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sophos within the East of England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +7 4 £21,500 -28.33% 1
Sophos
England

Sophos
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the East of England region citing Sophos also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Sophos.

1 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) MS Office
2 8 (72.73%) VMware
3 7 (63.64%) Firewall
3 7 (63.64%) Backup Exec
3 7 (63.64%) DHCP
3 7 (63.64%) DNS
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (54.55%) Veritas
4 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
4 6 (54.55%) MS Exchange
4 6 (54.55%) Clustering
4 6 (54.55%) Symantec
4 6 (54.55%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
5 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
5 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
6 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (36.36%) vSphere
6 4 (36.36%) Internet
6 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (36.36%) IIS
6 4 (36.36%) MCITP
6 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
7 3 (27.27%) VMware ESX
7 3 (27.27%) Data Security

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the East of England region citing Sophos also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Sophos. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (54.55%) MS Exchange
2 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (36.36%) IIS
3 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
5 1 (9.09%) IBM Notes
5 1 (9.09%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (72.73%) MS Office
2 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (27.27%) Amazon S3
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (27.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) Firewall
1 7 (63.64%) DHCP
1 7 (63.64%) DNS
2 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
3 4 (36.36%) Internet
4 3 (27.27%) SAN
4 3 (27.27%) NAS
5 1 (9.09%) VDSL
5 1 (9.09%) ADSL
5 1 (9.09%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Server Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Server Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 2 (18.18%) Support Technician
4 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) ICT Technician
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Clustering
2 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
3 3 (27.27%) Blackberry
3 3 (27.27%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (9.09%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (27.27%) Windows 2000
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Data Security
1 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
1 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
1 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
1 3 (27.27%) Data Protection
2 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
2 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
2 1 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
1 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
1 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 2 (18.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (36.36%) MCITP
2 3 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (27.27%) MCP
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (27.27%) CCNA
2 3 (27.27%) VCP4
2 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) VCP5
3 1 (9.09%) MCTS
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) MCSE
3 1 (9.09%) MCSA
3 1 (9.09%) IBM Certification
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
1 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
2 4 (36.36%) vSphere
3 3 (27.27%) VMware ESX
3 3 (27.27%) vCloud
4 1 (9.09%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) Backup Exec
2 6 (54.55%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (27.27%) NetBackup
3 3 (27.27%) SCCM
4 1 (9.09%) SCOM
4 1 (9.09%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) VMware
3 6 (54.55%) Veritas
3 6 (54.55%) Symantec
4 3 (27.27%) Citrix
4 3 (27.27%) Acronis
5 2 (18.18%) HP
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco
6 1 (9.09%) IBM
6 1 (9.09%) Lotus
6 1 (9.09%) Draytek
6 1 (9.09%) AVG